Your child is being assessed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Print out and complete the forms as advised by your health professional. The forms will provide him/her with information on how your child functions in different areas of life and must be reviewed by a trained medical professional as part of an overall ADHD assessment. ADHD is not identified just through questionnaires. Diagnosing ADHD is not a matter of simply recognizing certain symptoms; a thorough medical evaluation is necessary to rule out other possible causes for your child’s symptoms.
ADHD Assessment Forms
How to Complete the Forms
Your input is very important but don’t worry about answering the questions incorrectly or be concerned you might ‘label’ your child. There are no right or wrong answers. You will be asked questions about how your child functions in a variety of different situations. If you are unsure of an answer, provide an answer which best describes your child a good deal of the time in that particular situation. Individual questions are less important than the scale as a whole, and this can only be properly evaluated by a trained professional.
Additional testing may be recommended by your health professional. This is particularly important if a learning disorder, speech disorder, or any other health condition is suspected.